Top Ten Best Marathon Runners In the World

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41Mizuki Noguchi - Japan

Is the fastest Asian women marathoner ever with a time of 2:19.12 at the Berlin Marathon. She also holds the Berlin Marathon course record for the women. - Marathon12

42Stefano Baldini - Italy

Is a two time European World Champion in the Marathon and one of the top ranked marathon runners for Italy with a time of - 2:07.22 at the 2006 European Athletics Championships - Marathon12

43Eliud Kipchoge - Kenya

He won the 2014 Chicago Marathon, 11 years after being the surprise winner of the 5000-meter final at the 2003 World Championships. With a time of 2:04.05 at the 2015 Berlin Marathon he is considered one of the Fastest marathon runners on the Planet. - Marathon12

44Mary Keitany - Kenya

In 2007, Keitany earned a silver medal at her debut performance at the IAAF World Road Running Championships. With a Marathon time of - 2:18.37 at the 2012 London Marathon she can be considered one of the Fastest women marathon runners. - Marathon12

45Deena Kastor - USA

Is an American professional long distance runner and Olympic medalist. With a Marathon time of 2:19:36 in 2006 setting a new American Marathon record. - Marathon12

46Amby Burfoot - USA

With a Marathon time of - 2:14.28 at the 1968 Fukuoka Marathon it was only one second away from breaking the All time American Men Marathon record. He is still considered one of the best men marathoners in the world. - Marathon12

With a Marathon time of - 2:22.17 at the 1968 Boston Marathon. He was one of America's top Marathon runners. - Marathon12

47Derek Clayton - Australia

He one of the best Marathon runners to ever support team Australia with a Marathon time of - 2:08.34 at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City. He was the first person to run a World Record under 2 hours and 10 minutes. - Marathon12

48Josia Thugwane - South Africa

He was one of the Best Marathon runners South Africa has ever seen with a Marathon time of - 2:07.28 at the Fukuoka Marathon in 1997. He was also ranked one of the best Marathon runners in the world. - Marathon12

Is considered one of the best or even called the best South African Marathon runner with a time of - 2:07.28 at the 1997 Fukuoka Marathon. - Marathon12

Is one of the best Marathon Runners to support South Africa with a time of - 2:07.28 at the 1997 Fukuoka Marathon. - Marathon12

49Germán Silva - Mexico

With he ran a lifetime marathon best time of - 2:08.56 at the Boston Marathon. He also won the NYC Marathon Two years in a row. He's considered one of Mexico's top Marathon Runners. - Marathon12

50Marílson Gomes dos Santos - Brazil

With a Marathon time of 2:08.03 at the 2012 London Marathon. He's is considered on of the best Marathon runners to ever support Brazil. And is ranked on of the best runners on the planet. - Marathon12

51Jim Peters - United Kingdom

With a Marathon time of 2:19.22 at the 1953 Enschede Marathon. He is one of the Fastest Marathoners ever to run for the United Kingdom. He is also a 4 time Marathon World Record Holder. He was the fist person to run under 2 hours and 20 munities. - Marathon12

52Leonard Edelen - USA

With a marathon time of - 2:14.28 at the 1963 Polytechnic Marathon he become the first American to ever hold the world record in the Marathon. - Marathon12

53Ed Eyestone - USA

With a Marathon time of - 2:10:59 at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona he was ranked among the top 10 runners in the country for nine years. He also won won the 1993 U.S. championship at the Twin Cities Marathon.

54Ron Hill - United Kingdom

Is one of the best Marathon runners the United Kingdom has ever seen with a marathon time of - 2:09.28 at the 1970 British Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh. Become the second man ever the break the 2 hour and 10 minute barrier in the Marathon. - Marathon12

55Martin Lel - Kenya

He was one of the best Marathoners Kenya has ever seen with a Marathon time of - 2:05.15 in the 2008 London Marathon setting a new course record. - Marathon12

56Deriba Merga - Ethiopia
57Shigeru So - Japan

With a Marathon time of - 2:09.05 at the 1978 Beppu-Ōita Marathonhe he was one of the best Marathon runners to ever support the country of Japan. - Marathon12

58Silvio Guerra - Ecuador

With one of the Best Marathon times the county of Ecuador has ever seen at - 2:09.49 at the 1997 Chicago Marathon he set a new National Record. - Marathon12

59Julio Rey - Spain

With a Marathon time of - 2:06.52 at the 2006 Hamburg Marathon he can be considered as one of the best Marathon runners to ever support the country of Spain. - Marathon12

60Alberto Salazar - USA

With a Marathon time of - 2:10.05 at the 2014 Berlin Marathon. He is one of Americas top Ranked Runners. - Marathon12

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